I would think that comparing finds would be something that would be between two or more cachers who all want to compare. They would be free to decide amongst themselves what the "guidelines" would be for the comparison. I wouldn't compare my finds against someone who was in a position to go at will and I have to find time when I am not working and don't have other things I need to do. My sole reason for getting into geocaching was to have another thing my wife and I can do together. We're interested in finding caches at our leisure, in places that may be a little more accessible than others this time of year because we're not set up to trudge through snow of any depth. That may come in time but we're not going to this year. I do have to say, the only caches my dog leaves are the ones you don't want to step in.